Doctor of Nursing Practice
New Mexico State University

Program Details

Advance your nursing career with an online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from New Mexico State University. This terminal degree prepares leaders for the highest level of practice. 

Coursework is web-based, with an additional on-campus week once per year, and a clinical component including over 1,000 contact hours at a site in the student’s local area. The online nurse practitioner program focuses on both direct care provided to patients, as well as direct care policies, programs, and protocols. Each student will create a project reflecting their skills in leadership, research, and clinical knowledge.

Some of the topics covered in this degree program include:

  • Health policy for advanced nursing practice
  • Promoting health behavior
  • Nursing informatics
  • Quality improvement in healthcare

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

New Mexico State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Program requires a once-per-year mandatory on-campus weeklong residency.
  • A master's degree in nursing is required.
  • Applicants must have an active and current APRN license and certification as a nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist, or clinical nurse specialist.
  • A prerequisite statistics course is required.

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin, US Territories, International